Valdemar Estates, a fifth-generation, family-owned winery, is opening its first western Washington location in the new Schoolhouse District development.
MainStreet Property Group LLC, along with HAL Real Estate, announced the addition of the new tasting room on Monday, Aug. 9.
“When we decided to expand, we knew we didn’t want to open just another tasting room in Woodinville — we wanted to offer something special to the community — and I think that is what we’re doing with our new location in Wine Walk Row at The Schoolhouse District,” said Jesús Martínez-Bujanda, CEO of the winery.
The tasting room, which occupies nearly 3,000 square feet, extends into a spacious outdoor patio. Wine Walk Row also features about 10 other tasting spaces in the ground-floor of the project’s two multi-family buildings.
“We are so pleased to welcome Valdemar Estates to The Schoolhouse District,” said Kelly Price, president of MainStreet Property Group. “Valdemar is a storied Spanish winery with a multi-generational history of making amazing wines. This has continued in Walla Walla and now it will be accessible to the Woodinville community.”
The Wine Walk Row is part of the five-acre Schoolhouse District project that also includes adaptive reuse of the historic Schoolhouse No. 23 Building and provides a first-of-its kind destination experience with multiple dining, residential living, wine tasting and recreation options. Other recent retail announcements include Walla Walla Steak Co. and Crossbuck Brewing, Ethan Stowell’s Ballard Pizza Co. and Lisa Dupar’s Café.
“I look forward to Valdemar being one of the destination wineries in Woodinville,” Price said. “Their tapas dining program will also complement their amazing wines.”
According to a press release from MainStreet, Valdemar will also serve Tapas Clasicas (classic tapas) such as traditional Spanish cured meat and cheese plates.
Originally founded in La Rioja, Spain, Valdemar Estates expanded into the U.S. in 2019. It became the first internationally-owned winery to open in Washington state, the press release said. The tasting room is slated to open in spring 2022.
By opening a tasting room and restaurant in a residential neighborhood, Valdemar Estates aims to provide a world-class wine and food experience for all to enjoy. Martinez-Bujanda said he hopes that locals, tourists and wine collectors alike will all feel equally at home in the new location.
“Whether it’s exclusive access to wine, private events, or complementary flights, our new location has a lot to offer both current and future Valdemar Estates Wine Club members living on the west side of Washington state,” he said.
For more information on leasing opportunities at Wine Walk Row, visit www.woodinvillewinewalk.com